A man was shot and killed in East Los Angeles and the shooter was on the loose Thursday morning.

Deputies were dispatched about 6:10 p.m. Wednesday to an alley behind the 6100 block of East Allston Street, two blocks south of Whittier Boulevard, where they found the victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body, according to Deputy James Nagao of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital, where he died, Nagao said.

A suspect description was not released.

Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those wishing to report anonymously can call 800-222-TIPS.

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